PH2OG builds equipment that captures airborne water droplets from clouds and fog. The process requires no additional energy input and avoids both groundwater depletion and pollution, issues affecting both the development en developing world but directly contributed to by major bottled water companies.
In areas without access to surface or groundwater sources but with high incidence of low lying clouds or fog (generally elevated regions), fog harvesting has proven to be an inexpensive alternative. Read More
October 11, 2014 – The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has asked for emergency clearance to siphon the remaining water out of the main reservoir serving Sao Paulo city, which has almost run dry. After nine months of unprecedented drought, 95% of the water has gone
3.5 million people in Delhi have shortage of clean drinking water
In a slum in Vasant Kunj (India), a young woman, Fatima, keeps her entire week’s supply in five 50-litre plastic containers lined up next to her bed.
They take up a third of the 3.5-metre metal box where she, her husband and child live. There is only one way for her to get water: she must walk to the neighbourhood spigot with heavy cannes, before filling them up and lugging them home.
Safe drinking water sends children (especially girls) back to school, empowers women, improves community health and fosters economic development.
There are more cell phones in Asia and Africa than toilets. But that wil change now. Because the African Union has started a big project to improve rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene in 10 countries in Africa.
half of world’s hospitalizations are due to water-related diseases
One of the millennium targets requires that an additional 1,5 billion people gain access to some form of improved water supply by 2015.
We have a global water challenge. In many countries, millions of poor people must walk hours a day to get water. Or they pay exorbitant prices to private water vendors. And often water quality is poor. Inadequate sanitation makes matters worse. As much as 60% of the world illness is water-related. Read More